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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Herne Hill conveyancing

Reasons to use our Herne Hill conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The accumulation of transactions means that Herne Hill conveyancer have established excellent working relationships with Herne Hill local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your house sale or purchase in Herne Hill.
  • 2 Using a local Solicitor generally results in a more bespoke service. Online forums often suggest that in appointing a large conveyancing firm, your conveyancing is handled by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 3 Herne Hill conveyancers work in partnership with Herne Hill estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, offering all the advice and help you need
  • 4 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s solicitors have offices in Herne Hill - if so both parties are likely to be on good working terms
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Herne Hill is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Herne Hill since July 2021*


of house premises, Elmwood Road, SE24 9NU completing on 02/08/2021 at a price of £1,200,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: obtaining official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s lawyers


of terraced residence, Winterbrook Road, SE24 9HZ completing on 11/08/2021 at a price of £2,310,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor


of semi residence, Croxted Road, SE24 9DB completing on 23/07/2021 at a price of £1,250,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges


of house premises, Woodwarde Road, SE22 8UP completing on 23/07/2021 at a price of £1,824,999. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Herne Hill

I'm in the process of switching my current homeowner mortgage to a BTL The Royal Bank of Scotland mortgage. The bank has said that I need a lawyer as part of the process. I got in contact with my former Herne Hill conveyancing firm who dealt with the legals when I originally purchased the house. The quote issued of £450 plus VAT has surprised me as I am not require purchase conveyancing - it’s simply a straightforward remortgage.

The estimate does seem a tad steep. If you are willing to spend time contrasting quotes you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by perhaps £125. That being said, assuming were happy with the assistance the firm gave you maylive to rue choosing an a cheaper conveyancer. If is important to ensure that the firm can also act for The Royal Bank of Scotland. Do make use of our search tool to locate a Herne Hill conveyancing firm on the The Royal Bank of Scotland approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Herne Hill.

I own a freehold property in Herne Hill but nevertheless invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Herne Hill and has limited impact for conveyancing in Herne Hill but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

We're in Herne Hill, FTBs buying with a mortgage (lender is HSBC , and our lawyer is on the HSBC conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the HSBC conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no property lawyer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

I am helping my niece sell her flat in Herne Hill. Does the conveyancer order an energy assessment or should I organise this?

Following the demise of Home Packs, energy assessments was kept a compulsory component of selling a property. An energy performance certificate must be commissioned prior to the property being marketed. This is not a task that conveyancers ordinarily arrange. Where you are using a Herne Hill conveyancing practitioner they may be willing to arrange energy performance certificates given their relationships with reputable Herne Hill providers

I just bought a flat at auction in Herne Hill. Conveyancing is required. What happens now?

Having legally bound yourself to purchase you will need to retain a conveyancing lawyer as a matter of priority as you now have a tight a drop dead date to complete the purchase. An auction property will have a bespoke legal pack. This will likely include most,if not all of the paperwork that your conveyancer will need. Where you are dealing with leasehold property the conveyancing pack may provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork pertinent to a leasehold property. You should give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible. Do make sure that you have funds in order to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

is it true that all Herne Hill conveyancing solicitors on the Nottingham conveyancing panel are governed by the SRA?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Nottingham conveyancing panel they would need to be governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the organisation would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Herne Hill ahead of retaining conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the house. Our surveyor has said that some banks may not issue a mortgage on this type of premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different requirements from Nationwide. If you e-mail us we can check via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Herne Hill. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

I am on look out for some leasehold conveyancing in Herne Hill. Before I get started I want to be sure as to the unexpired term of the lease.

Assuming the lease is recorded at the land registry - and almost all are in Herne Hill - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Following years of dialogue we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Herne Hill. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Herne Hill conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Herne Hill flat is 66 Southwell Road in March 2012. By Order of Deputy District Judge Stone dated 25 January 2012 a vesting order was made. The determination of the purchase price was referred to the Tribunal who decided that the amount payable for the freehold should be£29,612.00 This case was in relation to 3 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 72.58 years.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Herne Hill regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Herne Hill specialising in commercial conveyancing in Herne Hill. This may include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • P M Hunter & Co, 145 Dulwich Road, Herne Hill, London, SE24 0NG
  • William Bailey, 150 Lordship Lane, London, London, SE22 8HB
  • Hepburns Solicitors Llp, Unit 1 Blackwater Court, 17-19 Blackwater Street, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8SD
  • Peter Thomson, 203 Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8RZ
  • Wainwright & Cummins Llp, 57-61 Atlantic Road, London, London, SW9 8PU

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Herne Hill regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Herne Hill but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE

Planning law solicitors in Herne Hill regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Herne Hill with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • William Innes, 56 Crescent Lane, London, SW4 9PU
  • Streathers Clapham Llp, 53 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7TG
  • Ricardina Bridges Ltd, 47 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1RH
  • Sibley Law Llp, Delta House, 175 - 177 Borough High Street, London, London, SE1 1HR
  • Deighton Pierce Glynn Limited, 8 Union Street, London, SE1 1SZ

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